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News of conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo dominates today, as fighting intensifies cultivating yet more misery in the troubled central African state. As yet international comment has been limited to fellow African countries that have condemned the fighting. There has been increasing Chinese interest in mineral rich DRC […]

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Confusion in the news over Chinese hostages killed in Sudan appears to have been cleared up as it has been revealed that four hostages were killed, rather than the five originally stated. Of the original nine, it is believed that one is still being held while 4 escaped with injuries of varying […]

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After the hostage killings in Sudan yesterday, news has been brighter forBeijing on the African continent today. Business dominates with news that Business Unity South Africa has called for an expansion of relations withChina, including further Chinese investment in South Africa. The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s acquisition of Standard Bank remains the only […]

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Last night it was reported that five of the nine hostages taken in Sudan ten days ago have been killed. All five of those killed were Chinese nationals working for The Greater Nile Petroleum Operating Company, a Chinese run consortium including Indian, Malaysian and Sudanese elements. The abduction and murder of Chinese […]

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In China Africa news today fears of downturn in Chinese economic performance have been reported in South African news sources suggesting worries that the global economic turmoil might adversely affect Sino African cooperation, especially in the mining and power generation sectors. Meanwhile Chinese officials have been working as mediators in […]